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IDEAS Hive: Changing the Cycle of Waste with PureCycle (In Person)

March 2, 2022 at 6:45 pm - 8:30 PM
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March 2 | 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us in person for “IDEAS Hive: Changing the Cycle of Waste with PureCycle” on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 6:45 PM.

Many of us know that on Earth, we produce large quantities of garbage. But the science behind climate change is just coming into view with the question of how do we limit the amount of waste that we generate on Earth and distribute into space? Studies show that it can take hundreds of years for landfill waste to decompose.

Join PureCycle Chief of Staff Adrianna Sekula to discover how organizations like PureCycle are using ground-breaking patented technologies that recycle all forms of waste, allowing us to change the waste cycle from a linear model to a closed -loop system. You’ll also learn tips for doing your part to change the cycle of waste and help preserve our planet’s future.

This program is presented by Adrianna Sekula and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with IDEAS For Us.

A note regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: At this time, all guests at the Center for Health & Wellbeing are required to wear masks in all indoor spaces, including during our education programs. Presenters may remove their masks in order to be better heard by audience members. Attendees, however, must keep their masks fully in place (covering the nose and mouth) during the entire presentation. In accordance with CHWB guidelines, our programs will also be limited in capacity and rooms set to account for social distancing.

Cancelling Your Reservation: If you are unable to attend a program, cancelling your reservation gives us an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, cancelling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place. Cancelling your reservation for this program is especially important as we are currently limiting capacities as part of our COVID-19 safety regulations. Cancelling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 1, then Option 3 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.

By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy.

About the Program Presenter

Adrianna Sekula is the chief of staff at PureCycle Technologies, the innovative Orlando-based recycling company that is transforming waste polypropylene into virgin-like recycled polypropylene with proprietary technology licensed from Procter & Gamble. Sekula leads global communications, including public affairs, for PureCycle. Before joining PureCycle, Sekula managed and influenced local government relations in Central Florida for Walt Disney World. Prior to that, she served as the government affairs director at the Greater Orlando Builders Association where she focused on local land use, development, and residential construction. Sekula also served as the associate director of government affairs at PACE Center for Girls, Inc., working to ensure funding and smart policy in the fields of education and juvenile justice and has managed a successful Florida House campaign. Sekula is the current board chair of the Kissimmee Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, a PACE Center for Girls board member, and an active member of the Florida Executive Women of Central Florida. Sekula holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and Leadership Orlando. In 2017, she was named a “Women Who Means Business” by the Orlando Business Journal.

About the Presenting Organizations

PureCycle Technologies’ process offers the only recycled polypropylene with properties equal to virgin polymer. Their proprietary process removes color, odor, and other contaminants – resulting in 100% virgin-like polypropylene from recycled feedstock with potentially unlimited markets.

About IDEAS Hive and IDEAS For Us

The IDEAS Hive is an interdisciplinary, inter-generational community Think + Do Tank developed by IDEAS For Us, an Orlando-based grassroots non-profit organization, which is designed to educate the public about sustainability and help develop ideas into local action projects. The IDEAS Hive meets in communities to grow stakeholders and educate them around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through seminars, field trips, action projects, and film screenings, the IDEAS Hive is designed to transform communities to advance positive change.

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